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Houston Breakthrough 1977-09 - Page 8. September 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3036/show/3019.

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(September 1977). Houston Breakthrough 1977-09 - Page 8. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3036/show/3019

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1977-09
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date September 1977
Description Vol. 2 No. 8
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript Roberta Tillinghast, owner of Answer, Inc., a telephone answering service: I graduated from Rice Institute in 1931, during the Depression and no jobs were available. Not having any experience in the business world and having taken a business course, I had to find some way to get a start. An insurance agent who could not afford a secretary and office rent on a private office and a public stenographer, talked me into sharing an office suite, answering the phone for the agent and writing letters for him while offering office space to others.... Soon my business grew into a large office suite, renting space, answering telephones for others who only needed the answering service and sharing stenographers. Today it operates in San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and Houston with other services in Seguin and Hunts- ville. A high degree of integrity, plus dogged determination to run an efficient business keeps the company growing even though I now serve only in an advisory capacity... Fran Charbonneau, owner of The Melting Pot: Until three weeks before my shop opened, I had never dreamed I'd be a "woman in business". My tax number was for buying supplies cheaper. There was no study, no planning and no money. I had been selling my batiks (mostly T-shirts) to friends and through a couple of consignment shops, but somehow that wasn't satisfying enough. I tried selling them to several rather chic-chic boutiques as wearable art, but they turned up their noses, a response which angered me into the impulsive action of opening my own shop. Since then I've examined motives often and believe the main factors (in my opening the business) were rebellion and pig-head- edness. I don't like being told what, how or when to do, not to do, what not to wear, etc... The truth is, however, that I was not a "risk-taker". At the time I was married and financially secure (and dependent on my husband). But the taste of doing something for and by myself disallows giving it up now. It's far too important for the basic necessity of self-respect . Joy Boone, owner of Daniel Boone Cycles: I started out in this business in 1969 as a marriage partner, so I can't tell you what it's like for a woman just starting out alone. I can tell you that once when Dan was out of town, our bank would not loan me any money without his signature. Needless to say, we changed banks. It bothered me, especially because I did most of the books at the time. After Dan and I split up a year ago, some of our employees didn't want to do things my way. A lot of them were personal friends, but they were used to working for Dan. I've had a total change in work force, since then. I found myself doing the mechanic work a lot of the time just to prove myself. I haven't had any trouble with suppliers, though. They've dealt with me over the years. They know I'm competent, so they accept me. Mary Ellen Whitworth, owner of M.E.'s Gallery: I have been involved with the retailing of fine crafts for three years now. I started with wholesaling small collectable items to department stores and gift shops, going to flea markets and fairs, and finally one and one-half years ago I opened my own gallery .. . From the start I have struggled with two major conflicts: the first is the fear of not having a guaranteed income, and the second is depending on creativity rather than education to make decisions . . . I have taken out two loans to finance my business, but I am still grossly undercapitalized . . . During a slow month the/ pressure to return to a guaranteed income is high, but the desire to be personally in control of my activities is equal. I have pursued several options during the year including part-time jobs and private investors. Realistically I know that even in times of plenty I have difficulty accepting myself as financially independent. My lack of business and art education has been more of a psychological barrier than an actual one. I finished graduate school fully intending to support myself with my imported knowledge. Now rather than using a formula to solve a problem, I will choose primarily on the basis of intuitive appeal . . . The transition has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding. GRIFFIN, GRIFR1HS&SAR4NEIO WWYERS engaged in the general civil and criminal practice of law, offer the following legal services at the fee specified: Uncontested divorces $150 plus $34.50 court costs Simple wills Personal bankruptcy Uncontested adoption Name change 711 Main, Suite 500 Houston, Texas 77002 $100 per couple $250 plus $50 court costs $250 plus approx. $150 court costs $50 plus $28.50 court costs (713) 236-9008 telephone answered 24 hours Joanie Whitebird, co-owner of Wings Press: The risk, if there was one, was in finding myself among all the people everyone else thought I should be. My father died when I was three and my brothers and I were raised by my mother, a very independent, almost archetypal 'strong woman.' She taught me very early that I was fully capable of taking responsibility for my life . . . I disagree with people who tell me I'm lucky. I never have been and I'm not now. I merely see what needs to be done and work towards it till it happens. . . . Wings Press was a natural evolution for me as a native Texan and a poet, just as folklore and regional culture led my associate, Joseph F. Lomax, to the same conclusion: the need for a vehicle to express the myriad forms of art taking shape in Texas. The car that deserves a second glance. At first glance, you might think an Avis Yearling is a new car. But it's a young used car, a year old or so. Maintained under Avis' Car Care Program and Quality Assurance Inspection as a Rent A Car. And we've even added a limited powertrain warranty. So remember: a Yearling is a used car—kept young by Avis Car Care Maintenance. ft tri^Tiwwv \bung used cars Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas Phone: 713/443-2135 *ii turning j HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH SEPTEMBER 1977 PAGE 7